Architectural Services Framework

Architectural Services Framework

New homes will be built in London, the South East, East of England and the West Midlands, reflecting the areas where the Group’s main assets are concentrated. This procurement intends to set up a framework of firms able to supply architectural services to enable this.

United Kingdom-London: Architectural and related services

2014/S 042-069964

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Circle Anglia Limited
Circle House, 1-3 Highbury Station Road
Contact point(s): Group Procurement
For the attention of: James Anderson
N1 1SE London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: james.anderson@circle.org.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.circle.org.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Circle Anglia Limited
Anglia House 6 Central Avenue St Andrews Business Park
For the attention of: James Anderson
NR7 0HR Norwich
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: james.anderson@circle.org.uk
Internet address: www.circle.org.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Circle Housing Group
Anglia House, 6 Central Avenue, St Andrews Business Park
For the attention of: James Anderson
NR7 0HR Norwich
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: james.anderson@circle.org.uk
Internet address: www.circle.org.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Circle Housing Group
Anglia House, 6 Central Avenue, St Andrews Business Park
For the attention of: James Anderson
NR7 0HR Norwich
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: james.anderson@circle.org.uk
Internet address: www.circle.org.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
Housing and community amenities
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Circle Thirty Three Housing Trust Limited
IP18652R
1-7 Corsica Street
N5 1JG London
UNITED KINGDOM

Circle Living Limited
5737166
Circle House, 1-3 Highbury Station Road
N1 1SE London
UNITED KINGDOM

Invicta Telecare Limited
4133585
1-3 Highbury Station Road
N1 1SE London
UNITED KINGDOM

Mercian Housing Association Limited
IP16836R
Gee Business Centre, Holborn Hill, Aston
B7 5JR Birmingham
UNITED KINGDOM

Merton Priory Homes
IP030843R
1 The Grange, Central Road
SM4 5PQ Morden
UNITED KINGDOM

Mole Valley Housing Association Limited
IP30312R
Regent House, Station Approach
RH4 1TF Dorking
UNITED KINGDOM

Old Ford Housing Association
3487210
4th Floor, Solar House, 1-9 Romford Road
E15 4LJ London
UNITED KINGDOM

Roddons Housing Association Limited
IP30161R
Beacon House, 23 Hotsmoor Avenue
PE15 0AX March
UNITED KINGDOM

Russet Homes Limited
IP27076R
32 Tower View, Kings Hill
ME19 4UY West Malling
UNITED KINGDOM

South Anglia Housing Association Limited
IP28100R
Number One Building, The Causeway
CM23 2ER Bishops Stortford
UNITED KINGDOM

Wherry Housing Association Limited
IP26622R
6 Central Avenue, St Andrews Business Park
NR7 0HR Norwich
UNITED KINGDOM

Circle Care and Support Limited
3307684
1-3 Highbury Station Road
N1 1SE London
UNITED KINGDOM

Leamington Waterfront LLP
OC318351
Circle House, 1-3 Highbury Station Road
N1 1SE London
UNITED KINGDOM

Your Lifespace Ltd
2998648
Circle House, 1-3 Highbury Station Road
NR1 1SE London
UNITED KINGDOM

Zenith Development Partnership Ltd
4565189
Circle House, 1-3 Highbury Station Road
N1 1SE London
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Circle Housing – Framework for Architectural services.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 12: Architectural services; engineering services and integrated engineering services; urban planning and landscape engineering services; related scientific and technical consulting services; technical testing and analysis services
NUTS code UK
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 30
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 15 000 000 and 25 000 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Circle Housing has recently introduced a new development strategy with the ambition of developing up to 4 000 new homes over the 5 year period to 2019. New homes will be built in London, the South East, East of England and the West Midlands, reflecting the areas where the Group’s main assets are concentrated.
This procurement intends to set up a framework of firms able to supply architectural services to enable this.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71200000, 71210000, 71220000, 71221000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.8)Lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Circle Housing expects to appoint architects to undertake duties as set out in the 2013 RIBA Plan of Work Stages 0-3 (previously Stages A to D). A detailed scope of services will be issued with the ITT. However there are instances where architects will be appointed (or novated to the successful contractor) to undertake duties as set out in the 2013 RIBA Plan of Work Stages 4-6 (previously Stages E to L).
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: 1 – South East

1)Short description
London Boroughs, Kent, Surrey, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Essex.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71200000, 71220000, 71221000

3)Quantity or scope
Details are set out in Section VI.3.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: 2 – West Midlands
1)Short description
Coventry, Birmingham, Solihull, Sandwell, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Dudley.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71200000, 71220000, 71221000

3)Quantity or scope
Details are set out in Section VI.3.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 3 Lot title: 3 – East
1)Short description
Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71200000, 71220000, 71221000

3)Quantity or scope
Details are set out in Section VI.3.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
Details of any deposits or guarantees required will be sent out in the contract documents.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Details of any financing conditions and payment arrangements will be sent out in the contract documents.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Joint and several liability. In the event of a successful consortia bid Circle Housing reserves the right to require the consortium to establish a separate legal entity to enter into the contract.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Circle Housing wishes to support people who are in long term unemployment and small and medium sized enterprises, as well as supporting environmental sustainability. Accordingly the contract may contain community benefit clauses as permitted by Regulation 39 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006.
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As set out in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ).
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The information and formalities set out in Articles 45 to 50 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulations 23 to 25 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended), and as set out in the PQQ. The completed request to participate must be completed and returned in accordance with its instructions, by the deadline listed in Section IV.3.4 of this Contract Notice.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As described in the PQQ.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
The information and formalities set out in Articles 45 to 50 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulations 23 to 25 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended), and as set out in the PQQ. The completed request to participate must be completed and returned in accordance with its instructions, by the deadline listed in Section IV.3.4 of this Contract Notice.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As described in the PQQ.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Envisaged minimum number 14: and maximum number 44
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As set out in the PQQ.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
7.4.2014 – 14:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information
The value of contracts to be awarded through this framework has been based on knowledge of expected and potential schemes and projects. These have not yet been planned to a detailed level, and therefore identifying how these contracts will be split across the lots is not possible at this time.
There is expected to be a wide variety of housing projects undertaken such as the construction and refurbishment of homes for social, affordable and market rent and for shared ownership and market sale, together with associated re-generation.
Circle Housing reserves the right not to award any contract pursuant to this procurement exercise and/or to abandon this procurement exercise at any time and/or to award a contract for part of the services only, at its sole discretion. Circle Housing shall have no liability whatsoever to any applicant or participant as a result of its exercise of that discretion.
The contract will be available for use by:
(i) members of Circle Housing’s group from time to time. A list of members of the Circle Housing group is maintained and available at www.circle.org.uk and details of the current members are set out at Annex A;

(ii) registered providers and local authorities owning and/or managing stock in areas where members of the Circle Housing group own and/or manage stock; and
(iii) other registered providers and local authorities in the UK.
The value of opportunities with other organisations under the contract is not yet known
More information can be obtained on registered providers and local authorities at:
— G15 http://g15.org.uk

— Gatewaytohomechoice http://www.gatewaytohomechoice.org.uk/Data/ASPPages/1/277.aspx

— openly local http://openlylocal.com/councils/all

— housingnet http://www.housingnet.co.uk/rslAdvList.php

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

High Courts of England and Wales
Royal Courts of Justice Strand
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Circle Housing will incorporate a minimum ten calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of contracts being advertised in this Contract Notice is communicated to tenderers. Circle Housing will conduct itself in respect of any appeals in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Cabinet Office
70 Whitehall
SW1A 2AS London
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:26.2.2014

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